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Riverbank Cottage
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Riverbank Cottage
Lounge 1
Lounge 2
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Sit by the river and relax
Master Bedroom
View from Garden Decking
View from Garden Decking
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Parking for 2 cars
Winter view
View up river from garden
Pike caught at Riverbank
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Horning, Norwich, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Covedale
Grimsby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage located in picturesque Broads setting”
Reviewed March 13, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Staying in March, we found the cottage warm and comfortable. The fishermen in the family enjoyed the private mooring catching perch, roach and pike. For the non-fisherman, the cottage was ideally located for the local amenities and lovely walks. There is a good choice of pubs, restaurants and local shops nearby. We will definitely be booking in the future for a return visit.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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John G
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A great place to stay”
Reviewed May 30, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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A lovely week, in a lovely cottage
Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat riverside, close to the amenities of the village, or a base for a family adventure in and around the Broads, you should look no further than Riverbank Cottage.

Firstly, lets get the negatives out of the way. If you have a problem with; a narrow access (we managed easily with a Kuga & an S-max) / 1 bathroom (there is a downstairs loo) / steepish stairs (we managed with our 18 month old granddaughter), then Riverbank is not for you, otherwise, give it a go, you will be pleased you did.

Onto the positives. We arrived full of expectation, having spent a wonderful week here in May last year. Well, we were not disappointed, we had a great week in a lovely cottage, in part, due to the flexibility of the owners, Ian and Sharon, who were happy with our plan to share the cottage with different parts of our family, over the week.

Our week was well planned and divided into 3 distinct parts.

The first 2 nights we shared the cottage with our son, daughter in law and our 18 month old granddaughter.

The following 2 nights, it was with our daughter, her husband and our grandsons.

The final part was 3 nights on our own, to recuperate.

On arrival, the cottage was just as we expected; clean, bright, well stocked and ready to go. There were dishwasher powder / washing up liquid and all the other 'bits' you need and often forget, supplied and free to use.
What can you say when you are told; 'feel free to use the phone / central heating / Wei'.

With a toddler on the premises, vigilance was the order of the day, but, regular trips down the garden to the river, with either nanna or mummy, to feed the ducks, meant that all went swimmingly and we had a smashing weekend.

Then our grandsons arrived, all bursting with energy, which they started to expend by running around the garden, feeding the ducks and looking foward to Thrigby Hall and Bewilderwood. There were real tears of sadness, when they had to leave for home.

At last, we were on our own and able to wind down.

Thursday saw us take a long walk around the village, a trip on the river boat, followed by a cream tea at the Galley Cafe in the village and finish with dinner at the Bure River Cottage Restaurant, just down the road. A cracking day!

Friday we visited the Blickling Estate. A lovely house, but the weather (pooring rain) prevented us from spending time in the gardens, so, we have a good excuse for a return visit.

Saturday morning saw us watching the start of the 3 rivers race. A wonderful spectacle of sailboats, apparently organised, but looking chaotic, setting off for a race that would see some of them returning in the early hours of Sunday morning.

At Riverbank, we were beautifully placed for all the primary facilities of the village, with the shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and takeaways all within very easy walking distance. (The furthest being the chippie, which is about a 10 or 12 minute walk)

All in all, another lovely week at Riverbank.

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Liked best: Location and the way the owners worked hard to help
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Extended Family
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dej846
Wisbech, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic place, lovely people to deal with”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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We stayed at Riverbank Cottage over Christmas and i have to say it is clean, cosy and has everything you could need, a real home from home. Sharon and Ian (the owners) are so helpful and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need for your stay. They set up the Christmas tree, put decorations around the cottage and even put some presents under the tree for us. Our break there was peaceful and relaxing with such beautiful views and we went on some lovely walks. The Swan pub is a must if you want to eat out. We highly recommend this Cottage, you will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: Loved the views
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 25, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Liked best: The peaceful atmosphere and wonderful views.
Liked least: Trying to get out of the lane lol
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Wildjoker...
Notts
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!!”
Reviewed June 29, 2012 for a stay in July 2011
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What a place.. i have been on the Broads on a boat for over 30 years, We tried this Cottage and stayed a few times, we have booked this year 2012 again.to say its our dream place it is. Its not clean ..but spotless. No smells , No fust, No Damp. You are right on the riverside.. gleaming sunshine through the patio windows..Paradise for me due to the fishing , its outstanding.. Bream to 7lb at night and plenty of silver fish to go at during the day.

You have a private drive with carparking. its great, Horning itself is beautifull, Pub next door Chinky at the top of the drive.. A+ one fantastic. give it a go you wont be disapointed.

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Liked best: The Whole Holiday!!
Liked least: Coming Home!
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 35-49
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